Often I get the question, “What Can I Do Now?” After the big decision to join the journey and the excitement of the commitment, it creates the motivation and instinct to move forward but the instant gratification isn’t there due to time waiting for the workshop or retreat date to arrive. My answer is always to listen and invite the universe to show you your next steps. The act of inviting spirit automatically creates the response. This usually results in the request for something more tangible and to that I give you the 1% of 5 intention.
- Begin with separating your life into the 5 main categories; Health, Love, Career, Family, Spiritual. Rate each individually with how satisfied you are…1 being not satisfied at all, 8 being absolutely satisfied.
- Rank them in order, beginning with what is currently most important to you.
- Go through each and list 3 things you could do to increase the satisfaction number by at least 1. Ideally, the three items would be (a) one thing you can do immediately (b) one you can do within the next six months and (c) one you can do within the year.
- Once you have your entire list, review it every day, preferably in the morning and again at night. It works well to use a journal to record your progress.
The idea is if you do 1% every day towards at least one item, you will consistently see progress and results rather quickly. As soon as we recognize our priorities and set intentions, the universe and our own consciousness begin to work in the background to give us momentum.
One question to ask yourself…does the majority of your energy support your goals? Does the majority of what you tell yourself is important align with your list? I often hear people say they want a partner and love but they spend all of their energy on their career or vice versa. It’s important to align your energy and effort with your priorities….which sounds simple and it is, but it is the number one interference with making our dreams our reality.